Ramón Vinay


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(b Chillán, Chile, 1912; d Puebla, Mex., 1996).

Chilean tenor (also baritone). Opera début (as bar.) Mexico City 1931 (Alphonse in La Favorite). Tenor début Mexico City 1943 (Don José in Carmen). Débuts: NY City Opera 1945; NY Met 1946; La Scala 1947; CG 1950; Salzburg 1951; Bayreuth 1952. Superb Otello, coached in role by Toscanini with whom he made famous recording. Resumed bar. roles 1962, singing Telramund (Lohengrin, at Bayreuth 1962), Iago, Falstaff, and Scarpia. Producer until 1972.

Subjects: Opera.

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